“STD rates are rising, and many of the country’s systems for preventing STDs have eroded. We must mobilize, rebuild and expand services — or the human and economic burden will continue to grow,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention said in a prepared statement.
STD rates are going CRAZY
Compared to STI rates in 2014, the number of cases has gotten out seriously out of hand. Syphilis rates have increased by 19%, gonorrhea by almost 13% and chlamydia by almost 6%. To terrify you even more, the CDC estimates that 110 million people in the US currently have an STD. You can even have two STDs at one time.